Positive Power of Live Music

Music is the universal language of mankind

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poet]


It is well documented that the arts have a powerful positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals.


A 2015 study by researchers at the Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music in London concluded that “attending a public cultural event can induce a measurable effect on an individual's internal hormone levels especially the "stress hormone" – cortisol”.


Well those who attended SGCS’s annual Live and Unplugged event will, I’m sure agree with the conclusions of the study.


For several hours on a wet winter’s night, we were cocooned away from the worries of the world and treated to the pleasure that only live music seems to offer.


In the relaxed setting akin to a live music venue our talented musicians from Years 9, 10 and 11 took to the stage to perform from a variety of genres including Frank Valli, Coldplay, Schumann, Debussy, Alicia Keys and many others.


We thank the students, their teachers, tutors and extended technical and support staff for a wonderful evening.